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#1 posted 09-19-2018 10:56 PM

Yeah, just rag it on, wipe off any extra. You can apply a couple coats before you’d need to sand. I usually apply a coat over everything, and by the time I’m done, I can go back and apply another. The oxygen in the DNA/shellac acts as a hardener for the oil.

Shellac isn’t the most hard-wearing finish, though. In a situation without time constraints, I’d use a poly top coat for protection.

You could probably do the varnish wipe for color/grain, then wipe-on poly afterward. But you can experiment right now with scraps to see if any of the non-oil options have the look you’d like.

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